Longchamp Le Pliage Backpack Review

The Longchamp Pliage backpack is an excellent travelling bag and would therefore make a great gift.

I saw an Italian teenager wearing one at London City Airport in September. 

She wore it with a blue hoodie and ankle-grazer jeans and Superga trainers, naturalmente.

The backpack was the shining star of the outfit. 

About a month ago, I saw someone at work wearing the bag with a smart work outfit and the bag didn't look out of place. 

I extolled the virtues of the bag to my husband; and Lo! unto me, at Christmas, a bag was given.

I am not a fan of the Longchamp shoulder tote bag. Mainly because every girl at university had one and they look pretty uninspiring. 

However, I think the backpack is cool. It's practical for holidays - you don't have to wobble through security with bag hanging from the crook of your arm taking up the same amount of space as a third buttock.

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As the name would suggest, Le Pliage comes folded in a neat little rectangle.

Unfolded, it has enough room for ipad, camera, notepad and pen, sunglasses, passport and carry-on cosmetics.

It has a sturdy zip closing and then a leather button flap. The only design issue that I have with it is that there's a little tab beneath the button (you can see in the picture on the right) which I keep pulling to lift the flap up but it's attached to the bag. I'm worried I'm going to rip it off.

It feels well-made and I can't wait to take it out on her maiden voyage to California next week. 

It retails for about £55.